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question, "should the united states give up on haiti?" ray. >> the question, i think, is posed in a moral sense, "should the u.s. do a particular, make a particular decision regarding haiti?" i don't think that is the way the question should be posed. "will the u.s. give up on haiti?" and i'm afraid that the answer may be that the u.s. over time, will tend to give up on haiti because the problems that it faces there and the reconstruction process dealing with an impoverished country with low levels of human capital and financial capital, given its tendency to move towards political division, ah, the insecurities there and the competing interests that we face around the world in a, in a period of physical retrenchment, i think will lead us, eventually, to more or less give up or to lose patience with haiti once again and see it fall back into a certain era of neglect. but i think there is, underneath, a certain desire of the american people, a commitment by the patient diaspora, and hopefully the haitian people themselves, to come back from this terrible tragedy and, and continue forward.
around the united states and around the world. in 30 minutes the president of the united states delivers a televised address in libya. to make the case that the military involvement is just and promises that it will be brief. he will be speaking from the u.s. army right here in the nation's cap tell and speaking to a country that has mixed feelings about the third military intervention in the past decade and not to convince that this mission has a clear goal or exit strategy. the commander in chief will be speaking about how long and decision to intervening here and the united states and violence against demonstrators in bahrain, syria, another hot spot in the middle east. wolf blitzer will rejoin us before and after the president's big address, including anderson cooper as well as reports from inside experience team and great experience team of analysts. let's begin on the ground in libya. we'll check out the map. one clear result if you take a close look at the air strikes and remove here, i want to go back to march 18th. the day before the strikes began, the day before, you can see ri
of the united states will be. it is an extraordinary responsibility. it is a privilege and a blessing. you step up to it with great enthusiasm. i know the basis of knowledge ny of you bring into this role. i know howeriously you take this. to start this o this morning i was just sitting in and thinking how do i best describe what is that makes america great and the constitutional conservative principles that i believe need to be embodied in the next president of the united states. i went back to 1997 when i was a freshman in the unid states senate. i would read everything. it took me three years for me to figure out i did not need to read all of that. i also thought i should read the code of iowa. i came to the education chapter in the code of iowa. i was reading through there and it said, each child in iowa shall receive a global, not- sexist, lti-cultural education. -- non-sexist multicultural education. that means all of the schools in the state would have acto teach multiculturalism. i have never been a fan of any of those things. [applause] i took out a bill draft request form to write a
the errors made here in the united states and europe. it's a home-grown program on policy nothing to do with china, things like education, all the structural problems like infrastructure and energy problems that have nothing to do with china and essential to get right to make sure the u.s. and european countries are back on track. >> host: it's like a couple different books in one book. there's the story of the decline of the west, the rise of the east, and the basic premise of the lines are going to cross. >> guest: you can argue there's an absolute part for sure talking about the west in isolation and what the issues are going on there, and then, of course, we live in an amazing time of china and other emerging economies have done the unthinkable, moving hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty. of course, that's answering the ire relative question as well which is what i've done in the book. >> host: let's start by talking about what's going wrong in the west. >> guest: sure. first of all, i think it's really important in terms of context of my work, entalk about unintended con
in the united states and in europe. there is a homegrown problems are not policy, and it has absolutely nothing to do with china. things like education, the structural problems like infrastructure, things like the energy policy that don't have anything to do with china and really are essentials to get right to make sure the u.s. and european countries are on the right track. >> host: is almost like there's a couple of different books in one book. there is your story of the decline of the west. the rise of the east, and i guess the basic premise is that the lines are going to cross. >> you can argue that there is an absolute part talking about the west and its isolation and with the issues are going on there and of course we live in an easing time when china and the other emerging economies have done the unthinkable moving these people of poverty so it is going to be in the year relevant question as well which is what i have done in the book. >> let's start by talking about what is going on in the west. >> guest: sure. i think it's important that in terms of the context of my work i talked about
made here in the united states and europe. it has absolutely nothing to do with china, the education, all the structural problems like infrastructure, things like energy policy that don't have anything to do with china and are essential to get right to make sure the u.s. and european countries are on track. >> host: it's almost as if there's a couple of different books in one book. there is your story of the decline of the west, your story of the rise of the east and the lines are going to cross. >> guest: i think this is you can argue there's an absolute part for short talking about the west and its isolation and issues going out there and going in an amazing time and other european economies have done the unthinkable moving hundreds of millions of people out of poverty so this is going to naturally be able to question as well. >> host: let's talk about what is going wrong in the west. >> guest: first of all its important that in terms of the context of my work i talk about the unintended consequences, things that sound like a good intentions but actually yield bad outcomes and what
for political asylum in the united states, really on behalf of her daughter. >> i'm one of the first malian who came in this city of philadelphia. i knew of 2 other people who could speak good english. so, to interact with people, they needed interpreters. and you could not just let people down. we call this in bambora... [speaking in native language] helping each other. mrs. goundo, she's like any other malian. even a little plus because she's the wife of my friend, too. >> mama. mama. >> when mrs. goundo needs to go to court or to see a lawyer, she calls me. >> [speaking in native language] [chatter in native language throughout] [crying throughout] >> [speaking in native language] [chatter in native language] >> [speaking in native language] >> [laughter] >> [speaking in native language] >> [speaking in native language] bye. [speaking in native language] >> yes. >> uh-huh. [speaking in native language] bye. >> bye. >> [speaking in native language] [tv playing in background] >> [speaking in native language] bye. >> bye. >> [speaking in native language] bye. >> bye! >> bye-bye. >> i've been li
this question later. because here is the president of the united states. >> tonight i'd like to update the american people on the international effort that we have led in libya. what we've done, what we plan to do and why this matters to us. i want to begin by paying tribute to our men and women in uniform. who once again have acted with courage, professionalism, and patriotism. they have moved with incredible speed and strength. because of them, and our dedicated diplomats, a coalition has been forged and countless lives have been saved. meanwhile as we speak, our troops are supporting our ally japan, leaving iraq to its people, stopping the taliban's momentum in afghanistan, and going after al qaeda all across the globe. as commander in chief, i am grateful for our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, coast guardsmen, and to their families. i know all americans share in that sentiment. for generations, the united states of america has played a unique role as an anchor of global security and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks and costs of military action, we are nat
. people need to realize that foreign aid is spent here in the united states. when we talk about foreign aid in terms of military equipment going to other countries, people need to understand that money is spent here in america industry and dollars for the american workers and corporation equipment that moves over. it is not like we run over with suitcases of money. we do that also but one part of foreign aid is helpful to the u.s. and we would be slipping things to the egyptian under the radar creen and everybody will not see it with the sole purpose of getting it in the other countries . making sure it gets to those who are fighting against al-gaddafi since we are not committed to fight against al-gaddafi on the ground. >> neil: the president is with the president of brazil and in brazialian we would normally go to her but she speaks fort gease and as a result we are not aware of an interperter. but she is commending the president and his efforts to lead a global recovery and the brave steps he has take tone do so. we are just a bit of a background on her. 36th president of brazil and
of citizens. yesterday you told our viewers about the 50-mile exclusion zone and now the united states is suggesting, advising citizens, not just there but in northeast japan and in tokyo, perhaps they should leave the country. they are assisting, they are laying in charter planes and we have been through the airports in tokyo and they are very busy, something like 20,000 dependents of u.s. government and diplomatic families immediately are in a position of leaving but private citizens, also, we have heard from, are considering the same. >>shepard: and another frigid night across the nation with temperatures below freezing, and how is the relief effort for the victims of the quake and the tsunami? >>greg: well, it is grim. the latest numbers we are getting, the official toll, is 5,600 dead and 9,500 missing. so, officially, that is official, 15,000, the biggest number we have seen and weather is bad, snow in the quake zone and subfreezing temperatures well beyond the five day survival possibility so rescue teams, for example, the folks coming from the united states and other countries
, the united states relationship with key latin american countries is already not on the best of terms. it's good not great. china has such a foothold and the last thing they want to do is say we have got more important things to worry about in europe and north africa when it comes to what is going on in japan. they think that would send a long term message that could take years to fix. >> south america is so important. >> everything about this trip has to do with trade and economics. you're going hear the president try to talk about jobs as much as anything. strengthening this relationship with brazil and chile in particular is one of the focal points here. all of the run up has been up to how america can increase its exports to the rest of latin america. so that's the focus. the president clearly is having to multitask here. >> from the president on libya. >>> and what's the reaction right now? what have you seen or heard of anything in terms of aircraft. >> planes are flying way up there. they will be flying, taking information, and gathering information on a lot of different provinces
of the military campaign and says the united states is already stepping back into more of a support role and letting other countries police the no fly zone. >> because it relieves the burden on our military, and relieves the burden on u.s. taxpayers to fulfill what is an international mission and not simply a u.s. mission. >> but some leading members of congress complain the president hasn't spelled out a clear mission and say they aren't so sure the fight will be as short as the white house hopes. >> we taught declare war. take a vote. take responsibility. the american people will find this has a long lasting tinge to it, very expense civilian tinge to it. >> more from senator luger in a minute. there are tensions within the nato alliance about what comes next and mixed signals from the arab league. let's take a closer look. on monday 80 sortees. started in the east. making its way to the west. 80 sortees, half of them were flown by the united states. let's see how this played out. the military began on saturday. on sunday the strikes continued. some attacks on gadhafi ground force. mo
for generations, the united states of america has played a unique role in global security, and as an advocate for human freedom. mindful of the risks, costs of military actions we are reluctant to use force to solve world problems. one of our interest and values are at stake we have a responsibility to act on our interest--is at stake. that is what is happening in libya with the last couple of weeks. libya is between egypt and tunisia two different nations that have inspired the world when the people rose up to take control of their own destiny. for over four decades, the people have been ruled by a tyrant. moammar gaddafi has denied his people's freedom. exploited his wealth, murdered opponents at home and on a broad and terrorize innocent people of around the world including americans. there were killed by libyans. last month, the grip of fear gave way to the promise of freedom. cities, towns across the country libyans took to the street to claim their basic human rights. as one libyan said for the first time i only have hope that our nightmare of 40 years will soon be over. faced with this
and getting back to number one." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. i'm going to begin with a cliche. we face new challenges in a new world. now that much is obvious, but it seems very difficult to get the american system to recognize that this means fundamental change, radical change. both political parties play the usual political games. no one seems ready for big compromises, big sacrifices. it's as if we can afford to tirng because in the end we're so rich and strong and it always works out. after all, we're number one, right? the most exceptional country in the history of the world >> i believe in american exceptionalism. >> the exceptional character of the nation we serve. >> this belief in american exceptionalism is something that every new generation has got to make its own. >> this is the greatest country in the world. >> i think this is the greatest country in the world. >> the greatest nation on earth. >> now i'm an immigrant. i am not an american by accident of birth but by choice. i voted with my feet and came to this country. so
, and lost so many. what a war that united states that was authorized by the united nations and the soviets didn't show up. in this case they abstained as the chinese, the nonpermits member, germany. here we are in a war, united nations war, and we say, according to our military foeshg we're going to play a less and less role as the days go on. we'll see. i'm waiting to see arab fighter planes in the skies over libya. i'm waiting to see the arab faces waving out the window of those planes bombing iraq -- i mean libya. all i'm saying, american, europeans, french, brits and i'm, and i'm wondering whether it's going to look any different than any other western war against the arabs. looks like the same war to me so far. >> we're waiting on more involvement perhaps from qatar. you point out this is an effort that involves our allies but the bottom line, it's led by the united states and its unique capabilities. while this is a team effort, we know who is leading wait here, and that requires, according to so many, yourself, a better explanation from our lead. >> i think so. your question answers
about osama bin laden and his war against the united states 10 years after 9/11. mr. scheuer spoke about his book at the philadelphia free library. >> good evening, everyone. i think it's perhaps a troubling time to be talking about this subject, but the events of the day of the past month perhaps, six weeks, requires us all i think he rethink how we stand in the middle east. so tonight i'd like to talk about the three threats to the united states that emanate from the persian gulf. iran, saudi arabia, and what i call al qaeda -ism. in speaking tonight about the persian gulf, and the war against the islamist militancy emanating from there, i want to start with words george washington used to describe the new national governments responsibilities to ensure that americans clearly understand the threats they face at home and abroad. i am sure that the massive citizens of these united states meanwhile, washington told john j. in 1796. and i believe that they will always act will whenever they can update a right understanding of matters. let me say that i share washington's fate and he essent
zakaria gps." >> this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world? i'm fareed zakaria. i'll give you my take on the tragic devastation in japan. but first, here is the latest. the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. japan's prime minister says his country is grappling with its worst crisis since world war ii. it's a race against time for rescue workers. the official death toll now stands at more than 1,200. but it will rise. one regional official says the deaths in his area alone were undoubtedly in the tens of thousands. 200,000 people living near a nuclear power plant in fukushima have been evacuated. there was explosion in a reactor yet and there are fears that there he will will be another explosion at a different reactor at the same plant. the world is trying to help out. the u.s.s. ronald reagan arrived off the coast on sunday and made dozens of trips delivering aid. meanwhile, more video is emerging of the sheer scale of what's hit japan. take a look at this. in a moment, we'll go live to japan. but, first, here is m
saying it's not a vital interest of the united states. how does this differ? i don't think he's going to address this tonight. i think he wants to be deliberately ambiguous about this. but why is this in the united states interest to protect civilians, the humanitarian mission and not what's happening in syria, to protesters. why it's not in our interest to protect the protesters in yemen or in bahrain. so that case has not been made. and i don't think he's going to be able to make that case tonight. 506. >> what is it he's got to say to the american public on this issue? >> in the gallup poll only 38% of independent voters support military involvement in libya. that's an amazing low number. there hasn't been anything like nit the last 30 years. that's who he's addressing. what he has so to say is this is going to be short, sharp and focused. we're in there to try to keep order every, prevent chaos, to topple ka das fi if we can. not be involved in a civil war and get out. no ground troops, et cetera. he's got to address those independent voters and assure them that this is not some s
was up 230%. acapulco, 140%. guadalajara, 94%. now the impact on the united states. every month, we get surveillance video that shows evidence of drugs and illegals continuing to flow across the southwest border. much of the people coming across the border are coming across private land, coming into contact with private citizens. we've talked a lot about the shooting death of border patrol agent brian terry. and no one has been charged in that crime. you may not know this -- there have been in the past year, 1,061 assaults on border patrol agents along that southern border. we're talking about shootings, throwing rocks, strong-arm contact with border patrols. yesterday outside of phoenix, a man was found stabbed and beheaded. he was the victim of drug cartel violence. his crime is that he stole marijuana from the drug cartels. it's an illustration of how the violence is pushing north, megyn. again, these are all very stark examples of what's been happening in the past year, south and north of the border. megyn: wow. trace, thank you. the drug wars claiming several american victims. the
the images, you're setting the stage for, you know, the united states' ability to, you know, walk and chew gum at the same time, tdo two things, both focusing on important domestic issues like job creation and foreign affairs like what's happening in the middle east. >> pat, will there be questions about costs? he says the costs will not be that great in some scenarios. there are those who say we don't have the doosh cash to do this. >> we're borrowing right now, but if you're talking about doing the libya thing, the united states of america if you -- the problem is getting into this whole thing and how -- i know how we get in and how you start attacking even tank. as jack jacobs and dan have said, once you start doing that, you're talking about american air power because only we have the capability to do all this stuff and to do it quick. but the question is, are we then going to fight the war and, quite frankly, i believe if you go in that way, you've -- and o allies who are involved in this coalition, would they need to get in on the ground? >> okay, it may have been enough a month ago.
% -- of the people trying to cross illegally into the united states in that sector. what that means, mr. chairman, is that when we say 58,000 as opposed to 560,000 people arrested last year and six -- in san diego, i can tell you that my friends and neighbors in san diego will tell you that this order is not out of control. san diego is one of the safest 10 cities in the united states and there are three other border cities among the safest in the united states. . in respect to the capacities that you are developing and secondly some of the budget implications of those efforts. prior to the attempted air cargo bombing plot out of yemen last fall, cbp was receiving international air cargo manifests four hours before cargo arrival in the united states. that is after the plane was air borne. in response to the october 29, 2010 mailing, the national targeting center has been working with air carriers so they can analyze cargo manifests before flights take off. in december, cbp began piloting this type of screening with the big four all-cargo carriers. two of these pilot efforts have been completed, t
form of involvement is the united states truly going to have. at some point, this is a civil war that's taking place in libya and you've heard some warnings from some international groups saying, hey, message to the west, careful getting to involved. >> and chuck, a couple of other things, a lot of other things going on today. first of all, the drug war. we know that the i.c.e. agent, agent zapata, was killed. we know that the guns, apparently, or at least allege t edly can be came from texas. this is certainly going to be an issue for mexico president's calderon. they have lost more than 35,000 people in the drug war since his crackdown started when he took office. and this is at a faster mortality rate than we suffered during vietnam. >> reporter: the numbers are staggering. and remember, this is as much a domestic issue as it is a national security issue, because this stuff is leaking over the border, and, you know, i look at the name tags of the folks that are up front here, it's homeland security director, janet napolitano, eric holder, they're the main part of the cabinet secret
't know what will happen. turkey as a model is something that you hear a lot actually in the united states. you don't hear it so much in egypt because i don't think they want to have any single model. this is going to be an egyptian project, so they want to take a little bit from chile and a little bit from turkey and a little bit from somewhere else and so forth and so on and construct something that is egyptian. it may borrow disproportionately from one country or another, but people are starting to say about what happened in indonesia? what happened in other places? so the muslim majority clearly would matter and that is why people are asking about indonesia. but at this point, there is no sense of boquet this country shows us our future and i think that is quite deliberate on the part of those people who are trying to sort out what kinds of policy and procedures they want to advocate. the question of the youth and mrs. clinton. i actually didn't put much import in that. i think it is clear that mrs. clinton's visit was not particularly well organized and so figuring out beforehand who
dealers to have sites in the united states where they have binoculars and weapons so they can watch where the border patrol agents and tell their counterparts to bring drugs across the borders or bring terrorists across the border because they know the coast is clear. this is something we can't tolerate and we need to protect our boarder agents. they need to have -- our border agents. they need to have guns. they shouldn't be shooting bean bags. and we shouldn't be asking our d.e.a. agents to go into mexico to fight the drug dealers and tell them what's going on and tell them they can't have a weapon to protect themselves. this is insane. and the other thing i talked about earlier was the oil situation. it's insane for us to become more dependent on foreign energy when a time our economy is floundering. we still have unemployment at 9%. business people can't make plans because they don't know what their energy costs are. and the people that go to work are paying $3.50 to $4 a gallon. we ought to do better. the president ought to do better. i hope, mr. speaker, the message will get to the
specific re reasons, strategic regional concerns, and rationales as to why the united states will support this. we did not lead this. we will not engage in unilateral action in any way, but we strongly support the international community taking action against government and leaders who behave as gaddafi is unfortunately doing so now, and we think an international border that can bring about this kind of unity is very much in america's interest. >> you just said that conditions are unfolding that will create a new environment in which people will act, including those around colonel gaddafi. does that mean that you are in the sense -- in essence giving up on trying to remove colonel gaddafi? we're aiming the message at all of the decision makers inside libya. the opposition is largely led by those who defected from the gaddafi regime or who formerly served ait. it is certainly to be wished for that there will be even more defections. the people wish to put libya and the interests of the libyan people above their service to colonel gaddafi. >> are you any closer to making a decision on wheth
neighbors. words are easy. there have been times when the united states took this for granted. even now, our headlines are dominated by events in other parts of the world. let us never forget every day the future is being forged by people in latin america. the world must recognize latin america for the dynamic and growing region that it truly is. civil war has ended and insurgency has been pushed back. in colombia, great sacrifices by citizens has restored a level of security not seen in decades. the old debates on economies, between the abuses of right wing paramilitary and insurgents -- those that believe the united states ignores those problems are false. they do not reflect today's realities. today, latin america is democratic. virtually all the people here have gone from living under a dictatorship to democracy. we have seen historic, peaceful transfers of power. the work of perfecting ever democracies is never done. this is outstanding progress that has been made here in the americas. today, latin america is growing. they made a tough but necessary reforms. they have handled the econom
was unable to complete a confidence building nuclear deal with the united states back in 2009 i think because of the domestic opposition to him. a major reason for it. but there's still one area afghanistan, where there are some overlapping interests and where i think the united states can be more proactive than it has been. obama has really pivoted from engagement now to containment and sanctions and i think u.s. can be a little more creative in this area. iran has four main goals in afghanistan. one is to keep the taliban from completely taking over again, even though it plays a double or triple gain and give some support to taliban, it doesn't want taliban in the country. second is the extend the flow of drugs which has made iran the most addicted country in the world. a third is to do something about the sunni area which feeds a sunni in iran's own beluche area. and finally, iran wants the united states to withdraw is troops from afghanistan although i would think they would be prepared to have some limits provided there's assurance this would not
in the lockerbie bombing. just that alone gives the united states the legal right to take him out. so i am fed up with the hypocrisy on the far left. it is disgraceful. but i also want conservative americans to understand that we do have an obligation to protect people when we can. that's what makes us an exceptional nation. that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction, with us our barack and hard place duo monica crowley and alan colmes couldn't explain anthony weiner to me. >> mr. o'reilly it's not my job to explain anthony weiner. >> bill: you get paid. >> oh i get paid to defend anthony weiner. >> bill: colmes, here is the question. i'm the host. >> oh, okay. >> bill: you are the guest. here is the question. >> yes. >> bill: please explain anthony weiner. >> the answer is. this iraq is not libya. they are two different things. we went into iraq with shock and awe. we were told america's newsroom clouds were coming. we were told al qaeda was there and they were going to kill us if we didn't go against saddam hussein. we built a billion dollars worth of embassies, permanent structur
. >> it seems that everything we read about with china and united states is focused on economics and trade and investment. >> if you take a chinese peasant and move that peasant into an urban job, the productivity of the worker goes up 20 times. >> why is that so? >> one unit of agricultural production is worth virtually nothing, but one unit of factory production is worth much more. those relationships are determined by the market. goods that are in demand or have a big export market, you can do better as an export worker in terms of productivity then you can as a rice farmer. that means one of the explanations for china's rapid growth has been they have been moving people from the rural areas to higher productivity urban jobs. >> urbanization, and creating a huge work force. >> they have a problem coming, because they have had a single- child policy for years now. the problem will be the reduction in the working force. as the single children are entering the workforce, you have one child entering where you had two or three children. that's quite to create real demographic challenges. >>
time the united states has gone into intervene in the middle east there's been a long-term consequence to the perception of our position that's been negative. >> charlie: ann marie, tell me what the options are. >> the first best option is a negotiated solution that gets qaddafi and his family out of office and out of the country and that is actually still a possibility on the table. he made an offer, obviously it's hard to know who's saying what but the fact is we've been putting a lot of pressure on him both outside the country in terms of sanctions and in terms of diplomatic pressure and telling him and everybody around him they'll be accountable for this long term. and a lot of what we're been doing is still putting pressure on him to get him out and if we can do that the rebels negotiating with him that's the first best solution. after that i do think we have to consider a no-fly zone and go to a no-fly zone if we're requested to do that the provisional government and have agreement, certainly if the security council were to agree but if we're requested by the rebel government and
is clear. the people of libya must be protected. >> another war front opens for the united states. the world unleashes all necessary measures to stop libya's moammar gadhafi. his son, saif, speaks to "this week" in a worldwide exclusive. what next for moammar gadhafi, the libyan people, the united states military? how does it end? >>> then, disaster in the pacific. nuclear nightmare scenario in japan. how prepare sd is united states? could it happen here? libya and japan, two crises with major consequences for the united states. >> as we begin or broadcast, the united states is at war in a third muslim country, libya. we'll take you there live in a moment. abc's team of correspondents is covering every angle of the story. i'll have an exclusive interview with moammar gadhafi's son, saif. i'll be joined here in the studios by chairman mike mullen. >>> but first, the latest headlines in the fast-moving story. a defiant moammar gadhafi is promising a long war, one day after the united states and a broad international coalition launched military strikes on his country. british and ame
are arab saying about what they expect four key actors. one is the united states, but what did they want from the united states. e changed landscape, what did they expect. >> if there in the emergence of governance in the arab world that actively reflects the arab street, you will see a different level of engagement. in this case they want the government to interact with israel differently. they want to see the interest of israel take priority. they won the sale of natural gas to not be sold at a subsidized price. they want to see the priority on the siege of ghaza be lifted. there is a sense of embassy -- empathy. they want the foreign policy to reflect that. they want to see the priority take precedence over the national security of israel and the united states. when israel wanted israel to engage in it mediation efforts, you would see as bike. the underground barriers, it was common knowledge it was really at the behest of international pressure to do more to stop the smuggling, despite the fact the ordinary egyptians wanted the siege lifted. those are just some of the quick examples
across europe, into italy, close nearby that the united states, the uk, denmark, canada, france have all used in recent days to fly missions into libya to enforce the no-fly zone and launch those strikes. there's a big, big debate about how this alliance should move going forward. the president spoke to the british prime minister and the french president. aides say some progress is made on figuring out just how the operation should be managed going forward. the united states and britain, they want nato to take command, but france objects to that and says key arab nations also want a different command structure. plus there are differences over how long to press the attacks and whether to be more aggressive in targeting gadhafi's forces. defense secretary robert gates shrugged off these disagreements. >> this command and control business is complicated, and we haven't done something like this kind of on the fly before. and so it's not surprising to me that it would take a few days to get it all sorted out. >> normal growing pains or a damaging divide? former undersecretary of state nichola
the united states. >> secretary gates said it is not of vital interest to the united states. >> i don't think it's vital interest for the united states but we clearly have interests there, and it's a part of the region which is a vital interest for the united states. >> what we're doing and qaddafi's history and the potential for the disruption and instability was very much in our interests as bob said and seen by our european friends and our arab partners as very vital to their interests. >> shepard: well, those interests, of course, include all together now, oil. libya has the world's ninth largest proven reserves of oil. and 90% of libya's oil goes to europe. primarily italy, germany, france, and spain. there is one more overarching issue with libya. that's whether it sets a bad new bar. in other words, is what we do now a sort of indicator of what's to come later if there is another uprising? or is this some sort of special case? secretary clinton says places like syria or the ivory coast where people are currently battling their government that in those places the circumstances just aren
. i continues to a basketball player and i watts, as well. and the first lady of the united states is very good looking, and president obama has said the same about the first lady of chile. there are plenty of coincidences but the most important is what we will find this afternoon. and i could suggest president obama, we hope to have partnership that is ... one where we all the responsibility ies and we have never had to face major problems but a partnership of collaboration. between latin america and the united states, sharing values, principles and a common vision. and that alliance should be comprehensive. it should reach out to the fields of democracy, freedom, and defense of human rights and i think that we have to improve the democratic charter of this, and also, it should open up the doors to the free trade of goods and services and faster than what we have done until now. in addition, to include those subjects which include the quality of education, science, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and that lies the pillar for latin america to relieve poverty and to ha
in the united states senate. i think we can do a little bit better in our senate with harry reid where he is hell bent on preserving federal subsidies for cowboy poetry festivals. it is essential government services in the united states senate. that is what you consider responsible government. i think it is wonderful but all of you here in new hampshire did your duty. you help us take that immense gaveled out of nancy pelosi's hands. you have given us back our wallet. [applause] you did it with all the candidates. we thank you that you gave us that ability to be able to take back the gavel. america thank you, new hampshire, for what you have done. give yourselves a hand. it is astounding. [applause] now i am here in new hampshire today for the purpose of asking you one more time, new hampshire. we need your help because you have set the course for the rest of the nation. you have set the standard for the rest of the nation. this was not an easy state but you did it. you cracked the knot in your able to send liberty, freedom- loving people to represent you. now we need to replicate that in
on libyan state television, we've been listening to rhetoric against the west, against the united states, against israel, how that this is a grand conspiracy organized by the united states and israel, that this is a new crusade and that is the language they are using to describe what they call the latest attack on a civilian area. >> pentagon is making it clear that the french are part of the coalition but they're not the attacks that the french made on that he has armored vehicles earlier today was not part of operation "odyssey dawn." it began when the american ships fired the targets . general mccaffrey, how far does this go in crippling gadhafi's ability to inflict violence against his people and against these armed rebels? >> almost no impact at all. i think it does have a psychological impact on the leadership, which i would hope might contribute to some of his support starting to evaporate. but in the short run, from the military perspective, the problem is the suppressed populations that already captured cities by gadhafi to include tripoli with a couple of million people. and wh
't know know either. certain times and responsibilities when you look tolt united states and expect the president to lead and this is one of those cases. the questions that americans are asking themselves right now. are we lead is it too little too late. in times and in crisis there is a rallying around the president not just in the u.s. but global we know what al-gaddafi has done and brutal he's been to his people. is what obama has done in the last 48 hours going to have a impact if al-gaddafi is there six months from now. most observers think that the impact that the u.s. will have will be too little and too late. >> frank, a lot of leaders are brutal to their people . i sound callous when i bring it up. former commander of the uss cole. do we get involved in every country and every leader that is brutal to his people. we would run out of countries. >> i understand that we did get involved in egypt and involved in what is going on in the middle east. why would we push out someone who is in favor of the united states and aloww machine who is not only hostile to the u.s. but killed
. this mobility of labor has been radically changes in the united states because the housing collapse. people can't leave their homes. immigrants right now are more mobile than any other segment of society. they will probably in a technical sense be the lubrication, kind of great w.d.-40 that gets the gears of the economy again because they're able to move and to the third point, our disproportionately risk taking. it's interesting to me, one stat the rubber chicken dinner, i'm from arizona and i'm the son of a naturalized u.s. citizen. i'm sitting at a dinner, a fancy nice dinner. someone was going on how his vice presidents have to go through this rigorous outdoors thing where he sees the meddle of the man who i will promote or not promote depending on whether or not they screamed when they went down the category four rapids. he said something disparaging of immigrants. i said, listen, i have a client who started off in investigate malla, taught sex education there. there are people in brown and black, they were shooting at her because they thought she was on the other side. she makes a run for
the united states -- either you use the united states to coordinate, and you're running behind the united states, and if it is not the united states, and it is right that they should not do so because of the sensitivity of our public opinion, why should i stand against nato machinery being you? if indeed the political steering is in the hand of the coalition? you think the french to be the one to take cover from the united states? are we not committed enough already? this would mean that i would have to come up with a system that would compete with nato machinery. they would think that would make any sense? look they are military headquarters or we all presence in naples, italy -- the european country close to the mediterranean. why not use what is available? honestly, i do not see what kind of political problem that could give rise to. for us long as the coordination is and the hands of the coalition, i didn't get it. it is not nato forces protecting the civilians in libya. it is the coalition and in order to coordinate, since there were 60 planes flying in libyan skies, there had to be
of days, not a matter of weeks. >> president obama finally answers questions on why the united states has joined the battle against gadhafi. or is it a war? >> gadhafi needs to go. >> in the end of the third day of the operations, coalition air strikes have established a no-fly zone in the east. >> and we assume he is alive, that he is hunkered down in a bunker. >> punishing air strikes drove pro-gadhafi forces further to opposition bases. >> we are taking sides in a civil war. >> the commander in chief makes military decisions on libya, and watches the crisis on japan while on a diplomat i can trip to south america. so of course, republicans attack him. >> besides jewel track diplomacy. >> some of my colleagues are upset that france may be in the lead. >> tea partiers and some democrats attacked the president, calling it a possible impeachable offense. >> only congress has the power to declare war. >> we haven't declared war. >> you know what, but we are in a war. >> i really don't believe we have an obligation to get involved. >> what if this ends and gadhafi is still in power. >> outco
just heard anderson from the president of the united states is the most, the clearest form of what we can call the obama doctrine, when to deploy u.s. military forces around the world. he laid out the case when it's in the united states interest to use military force, when it's in the united states interest not to use military force, and this is the example that he gave, this is going to be the precedent, what the united states has done now in libya, presumably given the explosion of unrest that's happening right now throughout north africa and the middle east, if there are similar circumstances that develop in other countries, whether in syria, or yemen and bahrain, and the potential of mass slaughter of civilians is there, the pressure will be on this president to go ahead and authorize what the president authorized in libya. and the greatest potential for the u.s., if there's a revolution, and if there's serious unrest in iran and the people are standing up against mahmoud ahmadinejad and the i ayatollahs take similar action as far as iran is concerned. i think we can call this the
it comes to the united states, all of the uncertainty is likely to make or ran even more risk-averse. that is the act -- iran even more risk-averse. even last year that they were unable to the complete a confidence-building exercise with united states because of domestic opposition to ahmedinejad. but in afghanistan, there are overlapping interests where the united states can be more proactive. obama has pitted from engagement to containment and sanctions. we can be more sank -- created in this area. -- created in this area. you want to keep the taliban from completely taking over in this area. afghanistan does not want the taliban in control again. they can do something about the city signed -- sunni factions in baluch, which feeds an insurgency. i think it would be prepared to except some limited continued american military presence, provided with the assurance that this would not be a base from which the united states could attack iran. some of these issues are being in court. there was reason -- a recent track two meeting. the iranians wanted an increased role for the unit
on the continuing support of the united states and continuing air strikes. without it, what do they have? >> reporter: they don't have very much. the will to fight and they have numbers, but they don't have the weaponry. even despite all of the punishing air strikes, gadhafi controls an army and still has a lot of money. he can hire a lot of mercenaries and if the western air strikes stopped, likely this movement would be extinguished. if the idea was to protect the people, then the war has to continue because if the war were to stop and the air strikes stopped, the people are exposed. to bring in all of this and to discuss some of the political aspects, we are joined by richard wolf. this was obviously a very important message for the white house. what was the white house trying to achieve and do you think they did it? >> there were two key lines in the speech and they were both limited. this was a limited speech for a limited mission. the first key line was simply stating that the united states has done what it said it would do. that gets to the humanitarian mission that the president
here in the united states are launching new inspections and reviews of our own nuclear reactors in an effort to prevent a similar disaster. a new setback in efforts to prevent a nuclear meltdown in japan. workers at fukushima evacuated after smoke was seen rising from at least one of the damaged reactors. efforts to cool down overheating fuel rods are temporarily put on hold. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: this is a dangerous mixed bag. power cords have been attached to all six of the reactors, which is not to say that power is going to them, which is not the case. there is power to reactors 1 and 2. we've seen smoke rising from number 2. it's unclear if it's coming from the reactor itself or the spent fuel rods. the numbers 5 and 6 appear to be the least troubled. so those, apparently, are stable. the big problems are at reactors 3 and 4. smoke seen rising from number 3. they've evacuated all workers. they're not clear if it's come from the reactor itself, but the fear is, the pressure is rising that steam is coming out. remember
addressing rising gas prices here in the united states. in a bit we'll show you why that fallout from libya is a mounting problem for the president of the united states. first a shift in power itself. gadhafi forces are losing retreat, losing patience with a national community that says it wants a brutal dictator to go but again made clear today it is not ready to join the fight. on the battlefield, the regime targeted cities using firepower, including ships from the mediterranean and air force bombing runs on key held opposition cities. if the pictures aren't enough to reinforce the shift in the favor, sending a stern message to the opposition. >> i want those armed groups to listen to me real well, and i want the people in the east to hear this as well. we are coming! >> and lirch sten to this. a blunt assessment from america's top officiant. >> this is kind of a stealemate back and forth, but i think this is a long return that the regime will prevail. >> because of that, the opposition says it desperately needs help from the united states and nato. but the native allies made clear that n
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